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Map Suite Wpf Desktop Edition Installation Guide

Note: The page was created before Map Suite 10. Map Suite 10.0 organized many classes into new namespaces and assemblies as well as had a few minor breaks in compatibility. The majority of previously built code should work without modification assuming the new namespaces are added. For guidance on upgrading your existing code, please check out MapSuite 10 Upgrade Guide.

Welcome to Map Suite™ from ThinkGeo, a complete family of GIS software development kits that will help you build cutting-edge mapping and spatially aware applications. Using Map Suite's intuitive APIs, programmers who write code in C# or VB.NET can create professional-grade Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software featuring interactive maps, spatial analysis, geoprocessing and location, and much more. Even developers inexperienced with GIS can add fully-functional maps to their projects in just moments.

In this article, we will discuss how to install Map Suite on your computer and prepare your development environment for creating Map Suite-powered projects.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer, or Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or newer
  • Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express, 2010 or newer
  • .NET Framework 4.0 or higher
  • 1.2 GHz Intel® Core™ processor or better recommended
  • 2 GB RAM or more recommended
  • C#, Visual Basic .NET, and other .NET-compatible languages are supported for development
  • For Map Suite MVC Edition:
    • Traditional ASPX or Razor ViewEngine

Environment Preparation

Install .NET Framework 4.0

Map Suite requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or newer.

Install Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express

To develop an application with any Map Suite control or component, you will need one of the following development environments:

If you are using Visual Studio 2010, make sure to install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1.

Install Visual Studio 2010 Tools

If you are using Visual Studio 2010 or Express 2010, then you may need to install additional toolsets depending on the edition of Map Suite you intend to use. Refer to the table below to see if your preferred Map Suite edition requires this. If you are using Visual Studio 2012 or newer, you do not need to install any of these additional tools.

Map Suite Product Additional Tools Needed
Map Suite MVC Edition ASP.NET MVC 4 for Visual Studio 2010 SP1
Map Suite Silverlight Edition Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010, or
Silverlight 5 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Install ThinkGeo Product Center

All of the Map Suite GIS developer controls are delivered through the ThinkGeo Product Center, a Windows application that serves as the central point for you to install, evaluate, purchase and activate Map Suite products. To begin using any Map Suite edition, such as MVC or WPF Desktop, you must first install Product Center.

1. Download the ThinkGeo Product Center.
2. Once the download is complete, double-click the .msi file to begin installation.

3. The installer window will appear. Click the “Next” button to proceed with the next step.

4. You will now be asked to accept the ThinkGeo software license agreement. Once you have read the license in its entirety, check the box at the bottom of the window and click “Next”.

5. On this step, choose the installation directory for the Product Center. Then, click “Next”.

6. Product Center is now ready to be installed. To proceed, click the “Install” button. At this point, you may be asked to enter credentials for an administrator account on Windows Vista / Server 2008 or higher. Make sure you say “Yes” to the User Account Control prompts, or the installation will not be able to continue.

7. The installation process will begin. It may take a few minutes for the Product Center to install and decompress all of its files. A blue bar will indicate its progress until this is complete. When the installation finishes successfully, you will be shown the following screen.

8. Click the “Finish” button to exit the installer. If the “Launch Product Center” checkbox is selected, the Product Center will open when the installer exits.

Begin Your Development

Launch the ThinkGeo Product Center application to explore the exciting world of Map Suite GIS. Each Map Suite edition ships with code samples, kick-start templates, videos and more to help you start developing your first application quickly!

Next, we recommend that you take a look at our ThinkGeo Product Center article to learn how to find your way around the Product Center application.

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